About Toole's Garage
In January of 1983, Gino Meehleib decided that San Carlos, California was a perfect city to open one of the very first Honda Specialty shops on the Peninsula.
In 1988, David Toole came on board as Gino's apprentice. David spent the next 6 years learning from Gino, not only the expertise needed to work on the Honda and now Acura vehicles, but how to run a shop. David started his career as a mechanic, moving to Shop Foreman, and then onto Service Manager. Over the years, he has leveraged his advanced auto repair knowledge to give his customer base a high level of quality work.
In 2009 Gino decided to pass the business onto David so he could start working on his life’s passion. He called David to come back "home" so he could pass him the torch and carry it forward.
In 2010, David hired technician, Francisco aka “Cisco”, to work along side him and help manage the rapidly growing customer base that has started to find Toole's Garage.
David added his son Beau to the team, to mentor him into the business. He became your well known Service Advisor. He also added his 2nd technician to the mix.
David was able to purchase his current location on Washington Street and found with the ease of shop access and parking, the amount of client family he could service in a day doubled.
Toole’s Garage became part of The Hybrid Shop, allowing them to become extremely prolific with all Hybrid Vehicles.
Toole’s Garage purchased their state of the art alignment system allowing them to perform all those precision adjustments in house.
Tony came on board to work side by side with Beau at the front counter.
Audra officially came on board to work side by side with Dave and Beau taking care of the financial side of business.
Toole’s Garage now has a full shop of technicians, and with the addition of Mark Berger running operations has allowed Dave and Beau the ability to put together shop #2 in Valley Springs, CA set to open for business in the Summer of 2020.
Valley Springs officially opened on June 5th 2020 with 2 technicians and Beau at the helm.
About David Toole
David has been in the Honda/Acura specific auto industry since 1987. His extensive technical background in auto repair and passion for cars gives him the ability to help many people strategize their car maintenance. He believes in doing the right thing for our customers, as well as, going the extra mile to ensure a great experience for his customers. David has a list of fundamentals that he reviews with the team on a weekly basis. These fundamentals keep Toole's Garage focus on the right and fair way to do business. Some examples are, Always do the right thing, "Bring it" every day, take responsibility, honor commitments, keep things fun and lastly but most importantly, Toole's Garage is a family! David's extensive knowledge about growing trends in the auto industry and honest demeanor have brought Toole's garage to the next level within the automotive industry.